Meadville Tribune


September 28, 2013

H.S. CROSS COUNTRY: Panthers run away with title

COCHRANTON — It’s a testament to just how deep the talent pool goes for the Saegertown boys cross country team that it can compete in an invitational, and do it without two of its better runners, and still crush it.

The Panthers were the top boys squad at Saturday’s 23rd annual Cardinal Classic Invitational, held at the Cochranton Elementary School course.

The Panthers were missing Matt Schenberg, who played in a match with Saegertown’s soccer team on Saturday; and Alex Barclay, who was ill. Yet, the Cats harriers still had five runners finish in the top 20 overall and couldn’t be touched in the team standings, finishing with 43 points to pace West Middlesex (109), Seneca (128), Mercyhurst Prep (146) and Hickory (190).

“We were worried about Mercyhurst Prep. We were worried about West Middlesex. Seneca is a team on the rise,” said Bill Hetrick, Saegertown’s head coach. “We were hoping to come down here and be in the top three, to be honest, with two of our top five out. We were hoping to have a chance at winning. But it was a great day. They really stepped up.”

In the girls’ race, West Middlesex was first with 72 points, leading Hickory (91), Meadville (103), Mercyhurst Prep (119) and Cambridge Springs (131) in the top five spots.

Curtain claims first

The boys race was won by Mercyhurst Prep’s Sebastian Curtin, who clocked a 16:03.

After him came a pair of Saegertown runners in Morgan Schenberg (16:17) and Brendon Barclay (16:36).

“I got second in the first mile and then just kept maintaining that position through the whole race,” said Schenberg.

Catching Curtain was another matter, however.

“Yeah, he’s pretty good,” Schenberg said. “He took off fast in the beginning and that was the race right there.”

Fresh of Tuesday’s overall win in a dual against Meadville, Central Tech’s Bobby Danielson was fourth in 17:01. Then came Saegertown’s Brad Amy in fifth in 17:04.

Saegertown’s Wyatt Fleischer added a 13th-place run (17:20) and Garrett Johnston rounded out the Panthers’ top five with a 20th-place performance (17:39).

“That was what our race was this week,” said Hetrick. “Our Nos. 4 and 5 were both gone for various reasons. So our 6 and 7 became our 4 and 5. And Garrett Johnston was our No. 5 and he killed it. He ran it and took 20th. When your fifth guy is taking 20th and he’s normally your seventh guy, that’s awesome.”

The host Cochranton boys finished in seventh place with 202 points. Logan Herzberger was the top Cardinals’ runner with a time of 17:11, good for ninth place. Nathan Lindeman came in 31st (18:06).

Cambridge Springs was eighth with 232 points, paced by Connor Walsh in the 11th spot in a time of 17:13. Steele Henderson was 32nd (18:06).

Meadville took 10th place in the team standings. Matt Svetz led the Bulldogs with a time of 17:19, placing him 12th. Louis McUmber was 38th (18:18).

Jamestown was 13th as a team. Christian McElhaney claimed the 25th spot with a time of 17:54 while Caleb Bickel was two spots behind in a time of 17:58.

Conneaut’s top runner was Christian Ladebu in 16th (17:22). The Eagles were 16th as a team.

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